Doctor's Notes on Vomiting and Nausea
Vomiting and nausea are responses to many different illnesses and conditions, and there is no single specific cause of these symptoms. Nausea and vomiting can occur in association with certain infections, foodborne illnesses, food allergies, poisoning, intense pain, pregnancy, gallbladder disease, motion sickness, migraine, and taking certain medications, among other conditions.
The signs and symptoms associated with nausea and vomiting vary widely and depend on the exact condition that is causing nausea and vomiting. Associated symptoms can include:
- abdominal pain,
- abdominal cramping or tenderness,
- blood in the stool or vomiting blood,
- skin rash,
- chest pain, and
- shortness of breath.
Other possible symptoms that can occur together with vomiting and nausea include:
What Is the Treatment for Vomiting and Nausea?
Treatment for vomiting and nausea depends on the cause of the symptoms. Treatment may include:
- Maintenance of hydration is essential.
- Adults should drink plenty of clear fluids slowly over time.
- Children may be given an oral rehydration solution.
- After symptoms begin to improve, foods should be introduced slowly, starting with bland foods.
- If necessary, over-the-counter and prescription medications are available that can help control nausea and vomiting.
- Certain bacterial infections may require antibiotic treatment.
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